The Civil Police intelligence report on the Jacarezinho operation, in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro, states that all those killed by the agents had criminal records or involvement in the crime confirmed by relatives.
According to the document’s data, the 27 civilian victims were between 16 and 48 years old. Almost all of them (25) were registered with the police. The most common crimes are drug trafficking and theft.
Two people did not have criminal records but there are testimonies from relatives confirming their involvement in the Jacarezinho gang. The same is true of four other people killed by the police who had criminal records.
Among the 27 killed by the police, 16 had passed through the prison system, and 2 were considered to be fugitives.
Operation Exceptios was the most lethal in the history of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the 27 civilians, civil police officer André Frias was also killed in the confrontation.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon